Longitudinal studies of personality disorders: four lessons from personality psychology.

@article{Lilienfeld2005LongitudinalSO,
  title={Longitudinal studies of personality disorders: four lessons from personality psychology.},
  author={Scott O. Lilienfeld},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={547-56; discussion 594-6}
}
The three longitudinal projects described in this special section of the Journal of Personality Disorders raise a number of intriguing questions concerning the natural history of personality disorders and offer more than their share of surprises. In addition, they underscore several valuable lessons derived from the literature on normal-range personality traits. Drawing in part from the writings of the American trait psychologist Gordon Allport, I describe four such lessons: (1) change and… CONTINUE READING